Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rebirth, Renewal and Rejuvenation

These early spring days have been so welcome after the winter we've had.  Last Sunday the "family" went out for a drive in my (new to me) Geo Tracker.  I always wanted one!  We explored the back roads of the county while enjoying 85 degree weather...no I didn't stutter.  Very warm for March.  I have been smacked back into reality today though it is rainy/stormy/50s outside my window.
I know this rain we're having will continue to make things leap up even more.  I continue to be amazed at how fast things are coming on up and out! I changed the tablescape on our main entry porch a few weeks ago but just now have had time to post the pic. 

Bleeding hearts.  I love these flowers and if you didn't know it, they are easy to propagate from cuttings.  I broke a few accidentally last year so I stuck them in a plastic shoebox with moist potting soil and they rooted in a couple of weeks.  That "plant" was planted in the fall and is now thriving in my woodland garden and has a few blooms on it's tiny branches now.

The spring house facade.  The climbing euonymous had reached the roof peak so I decided to train it over the doorway for the "cottage-y" look I love.  It is so pretty with the chartreuse new growth in spring.   

Long shot of the garden featuring pink charm daffodils and goldmound spirea for contrast.  Gee, I need to turn my birdbath top right-side-up don't I?

The pond is finally cleared of leaves and debris.  Soon the cannas will fill the blank spots.  We also found 2 "residents" besides my 2 goldfish.  Glen was cleaning out some leaves by hand and dragged out 2 very large frogs!  I always joked that I had a frog named Charlie down there because I would hear a splash everytime I walked down the hill.  I guess Charlie has a bride.  What should I name her?

View from the opposite end of the garden.  I was shocked to find that some of my old fashioned white iris had tall bud stalks and fat buds.  Wow, I'm ready to see them again.  So has spring "sprung" where you live yet?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring Roll Call!

White Lenten Rose?....."here"

Pink Lenten Rose?... "here"

Sedum?... "here"

Archangel Lamium?..."here"

Crocus?... "here"

Bleeding Heart?... "here"

Daffodil?... "here"

Well, it looks like the early arrivals are here at last.  Let's hear it for the Class of 2011!